- Associated Press - Saturday, June 13, 2015

WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A 1,020-acre wildfire in rural Northern California hasn’t shown major growth, but it could still surge amid warm and windy conditions.

The lightning-sparked blaze broke out in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest about halfway between Eureka and Redding, where temperatures were in the 90s Friday and expected to stay the same through the weekend.

It was 5 percent contained Friday night.

The Trinity County Sheriff’s Department has ordered an evacuation of homes along one rural road, though it wasn’t clear how many houses or people were affected.

The U.S. Forest Service says 17 helicopters and two air tankers are helping about 200 firefighters.

The fire that started Tuesday is the largest of 20 lightning-sparked blazes that have broken out in the area this week.


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